The DAMA Guide to the Data Management Body of Knowledge (DAMA-DMBOK)

Version 1 of the DAMA-DMBOK Guide became available in April 2009, after three years of planning and collaborative development by DAMA members worldwide. The DAMA-DMBOK Guide provides a “definition introduction” to data management concepts, principles and practices. In this session, Deborah Henderson, who envisioned, sponsored and led the project, will give a background to the project, and then preview the key concepts and diagrams. She will cover the essential ideas about each of the 10 data management functions, and discuss the editorial decisions and feedback received through the review process.

Adopting the DMBOK – The TELUS experience

This presentation is a “year in review” report card of the adoption of the DAMA DMBOK as the framework of reference for the recently formed TELUS Data Management Office (DMO).

It will highlight the following:

  • The birth of a DMO at TELUS
  • TELUS DMO functions: Adopt, Adapt, or Create
  • DMBOK functions and TELUS DMO priorities
  • DMBOK and other DMO guidance (Burton, Forrester, Gartner, etc…)
  • Adoption obstacles (bumps and forks in the road)
  • Future considerations for both TELUS and the DMBOK


Deborah Henderson is a data management professional with experience in data architecture & data governance, master data management strategy, business requirements analysis, project management, data warehousing, executive information systems/decision support systems, metadata repository design.  She also has extensive background in information leadership (standard process strategy and execution to budget and quality). She consults to many different business functions using the techniques of data and process modelling, requirements analysis and solution design.  With over 28 years of experience in corporate and consulting environments, Deborah is an accomplished speaker with a background in data modelling, including standards and quality assurance.

She is currently President of DAMA Foundation who envisioned, sponsored and project managed  the DAMA-DMBOK (Data Management Body of Knowledge) Project 2005-2009, and the DAMA Dictionary of Data Management.

Mike Beauchamp is a Senior Data Architect in the Data Management Office at TELUS. He joined the TELUS team in June of 2008. Prior to joining TELUS, Mike led a successful consulting practice for 14 years providing Data Modelling and Architecture services to a variety of valued and prestigious clients.  He holds a degree in Engineering and has 25 years of experience in Information Technology. Mike can be found on LinkedIn at

He is currently a board member of IRMAC. While actively engaged in the IEF/Composer User Group, Mike was a speaker at a number of annual conferences and chapter meetings. He has also won public speaking awards while a member and executive of the Kinsmen Club in Canada.



Mar 24 2010


8:30 am - 11:30 am


The Rostie Group, WaterPark Place, 20 Bay Street, 12th Floor, Toronto.

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